Only Baden-Wurttemberg with 138 entries and Bavaria with 118 applications boasted more registrations. In total, 741 patent applications were registered by Hamburg in 2013. The positive climate for innovation and the inventive spirit of the Hamburg locals is also reflected by the technology barometer of the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce. Especially in the field of medical technology, i.e. surgery/diagnostics, aircraft and aircraft equipment, as well as in the field of renewable energies, the Hamburg companies and entrepreneurs are pushing innovations ahead.